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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 44.28

The accommodation supplement

             (1)  The accommodation supplement for the care recipient in respect of the * payment period is the sum of all the accommodation supplements for the days during the period on which:

                     (a)  the care recipient was provided with residential care (other than * respite care) through the * residential care service in question; and

                     (b)  the care recipient was eligible for accommodation supplement.

             (2)  The care recipient is eligible for * accommodation supplement on a particular day if:

                     (a)  on that day:

                              (i)  the care recipient's * classification level is not the lowest applicable classification level; and

                            (iii)  the residential care provided to the care recipient is not provided on an extra service basis; and

                     (b)  on the day (the entry day ) on which the care recipient entered the residential care service, the care recipient's means tested amount was less than the maximum accommodation supplement amount for the entry day.

             (3)  The care recipient is also eligible for * accommodation supplement on a particular day if, on that day, a * financial hardship determination under section 52K-1 is in force for the person.

             (4)  The * accommodation supplement for a particular day is the amount:

                     (a)  determined by the Minister by legislative instrument; or

                     (b)  worked out in accordance with a method determined by the Minister by legislative instrument.

             (5)  The Minister may determine different amounts (including nil amounts) or methods based on any one or more of the following:

                     (a)  the income of a care recipient;

                     (b)  the value of assets held by a care recipient;

                     (c)  the status of the building in which the residential care service is provided;

                     (d)  any other matter specified in the Subsidy Principles.

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